The recently appointed acting chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in Osun State, Wale Ojo, has been suspended by another faction of the party supported by a leading governorship aspirant, Senator Ademola Adeleke.
Ojo was appointed acting chairman after erstwhile factional chairman, Soji Adagunodo, was elevated to the post of South West’s National Vice Chairman of the party.
But rising from an executive council meeting of the state chapter on Tuesday, the group supported by Adeleke announced Ojo’s suspension and barred him from holding office for one year.
The resolutions of the meeting signed by the State Publicity Secretary, Ayodeji Areola, read: “The report of the Osun PDP Disciplinary Committee recommending the removal of Wale Ojo (Vice Chairman, Osun East) and Alhaji Remi Arogundade (State Financial Secretary) as members of SWC/SEC and their immediate replacement from their various local governments as well as their debarment from holding any party executive office for the next one year is hereby approved.
“That the SEC also condemns the action of Soji Adagunodo who took the party to court without exhausting domestic remedies as provided for by the party’s constitution and still surreptitiously pursued the case even after his assumption of office as the South West chairman of the party.
“That the National Working Committee of the PDP led by Dr. Iyorchia Ayu be and is hereby called upon to warn Adagunodo’s loyalists and that the NWC should not spare the rod in dealing with the anti-party activities of Adagunodo’s loyalists within Osun PDP.”